Even though I haven’t done any work in that area in years, I got pulled into the Supercomputing conference again this year. Can’t complain, it’s always fun. UK’s combined booth looked good this year
Far corner is a little updated TinyTitan style Raspberry Pi cluster with a interactive CFD demo running on it that the CCS folks have been playing with, that thing in the leading corner is a cute flip-dot “quantum computer” model we built as a front-end for a 16-bit instance of Hank’s parallel bit-pattern computing system that can do quantum algorithms efficiently on a conventional platform – set in the corner of the booth like
He did surprisingly well with this approach.
The exhibit floor was even more dominated by cooling tech this year. Exciting finds are the coming of very open (Open Compute Project, Coreboot + Open Network Linux) white-box 100GBE switches at reasonable prices, Fujitsu’s A64fx ARM with SVE and obscene memory bandwidth parts actually landing in systems, and (just because it tickled me) pre-wired fully populated Clos topology 100G cable harnesses. The other dominant species was AI woo; my body is ready for AI Winter 3.0.
Google photos album of my annotated show floor photos is here.